Current unemployment rates in the Twin Cities metro area are below 5% which is good for the housing market . . assuming of course that the jobs are living wage jobs. The largest employers in Minnesota are the state of Minnesota, the Federal government and various health insurance companies and hospitals. 3M, Target and Hormel are also on the list [see 25 largest employers in Minnesota]
Employers of course look for energetic, creative outside the box thinkers who can handle many tasks at once and who have excellent communication skills and who can work independently and or well with others.